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Aug 7, 2013 2:00pm PDT
. blitzer? >>> happening now, relations with russia. president obama calls off a meeting with president putin. and you have 15 years, oprah winfrey returns. the butler, racism in america, and the success of her own cable network. i'm wolf blitzer, you're in "the situation room." >>> president obama formally canceled the meeting next month with president putin. why? because of russia's offer of asylum to edward snowden. that is just the tip of an icebe iceberg. let's go live to our chief white house correspondent jessia yellin. she has all the latest for us. >> wolf, for a while the u.s. tried to reset relations for russia. if the administration had big hopes to reduce nuclear stockpiles or agree on how to press iran and syria for civility in the middle east. thanks to the breakdown in relations over edward snowden, now the goals are even further out of reach. also also set no thanks to russian president putin's one on one summit in moscow, putting a new frost in an already chili relationship. behind the latest cold front? edward snowden. >> even though we don't have a extradition treaty
CNN
Aug 9, 2013 2:00pm PDT
over to wolf blitzer in "the situation room." >> happening now, president obama strongly defends government surveillance but says he'll work to protect privacy rights. and a possible u.s. government shutdown. we have it all covered for you this hour. >> the hunt for the california amber alert suspect and the 16-year-old girl he may be holding captive moves to the idaho wilderness after horseback riders report a possible sight ing. >> and the great white sharks, imagine pulling one on to your boat. that's what some researchers are trying to do. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." we begin this hour with president obama. he says america is not interested in spying on ordinary people. following leaks revealing massive government snooping programs, he says he's acting to boost confidence in national security, surveillance, working with congress to make it more transparent. >> i'm going to be pushing the i.c. to do, rather than have a trunk come out here and a leg come out here and a tail come out there, let's just put the whole elephant out there so we can see what's wo
CNN
Aug 31, 2013 3:00pm PDT
're watching cnn live. you saw the president today. president obama transforming syria's civil war transforming it into a tdomestic issue and putting his own credibility on the line. he will seek congressional authorization. >> that's why i've made a second decision. i will seek authorization for the use of force from the american people's representatives in congress. for the last several days we've heard from members of congress who want their voices to be heard. i absolutely agree. >> the president's decision has opened a whole new conversation here in the u.s. over what to do about syria's civil war. support and opposition for the president's call to action crosses all political lines. members of both parties have lined up in support but vocal opposition is strong. >> i'm troubled by the justi justifications the obama administration has put forth so far. much of their discussion has concerned what they describe as international norms and they have suggested that the u.s. military should be employed to vindicate so-called international norms. in my view, u.s. military forces justify only to p
CNN
Aug 21, 2013 2:00pm PDT
are in "the situation room." the obama declassified a secret court's opinions which revealed the agency was broadly collecting americans' internet communication here in the united states, and misrepresenting the scope of that effort. cnn justice reporter evan perez has the story, and he joins us with details. it has points inside the united states where it can look at and monitor e-mails and other internet traffic, and what it was doing was beyond doing the collecting of foreign intelligence, is what they're supposed to be doing, trying to prevent terrorism, there were also incidentally, mistakenly they say, collecting domestic information. this is a big no-no. this is not what they're supposed to be doing. the court ruled that not only had they been violaten the law, but misrepresenting what they were supposed to be doing for three years. so the judge is very upset. >> they can't just say, oops, our bad. how do they explain why this was happening? >> well, you know essentially what the nsa had come up with, in their own minds and in their own perhaps far apparently exceeded what they c
CNN
Aug 23, 2013 2:00pm PDT
shooting massacre guilty. we'll go live to fort hood, texas. >> plus, president obama's first comments on reports of terrifying chemical gas attacks in syria in an exclusive interview with cnn. details and chris cuomo about the horrific new images shocking the world. >> and the country's most dangerous job revealed. it has a death rate topping any other american profession. the details of a surprising new report just ahead. wolf blitzer is off. i'm jessica yellin, you're in "the situation room." >>> we begin now with breaking news out of fort hood, texas where a military jury has found army psychiatrist major nidal hasan guilty on 13 counts of murder and 32 counts of attempted murder in the november 2009 shooting rampage. the conviction makes him eligible for the death penalty. and cnn is in fort hood, texas. ed, you have been following this closely. what is next in all of this for nidal? >> well, you know, jessica, the verdict hardly has been a surprise given hasan's first word in the trial were that "clearly this evidence was going to show i was the shooter." the guilty verdicts toda
CNN
Aug 15, 2013 2:00pm PDT
later was a v.i.p. at president obama's inaugural. the only inaugural he ever attended. i turn you over to wolf blitzer in "the situation." >>> americans warned to leave egypt. the violence spiraling out of control, prompting president obama to speak out. also former congressman ron paul is here to talk about baobama care, a possible government shut down, his son's political possibilities. and when martin luther king, jr. went off script and made history. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >> it's certainly one of america's most important allies in the middle east. right now egypt is unraveling as the world watches. the united nations security council will hold an urgent meeting this hour in new york. the united states is telling americans to get out of egypt. the state department says if you're in egypt, leave. if you need help, ask. and if you're planning to go to egypt, don't do it. more than 500 people were killed in clashes yesterday, thousands were injured leaving the country reeling. fred joins us live from cairo. what did you see today on the streets of the egypti
CNN
Aug 28, 2013 2:00pm PDT
at the white house with the latest. what's going on, jim? >> reporter: >> reporter: wolf, president obama did not touch on the situation at the lincoln memorial, though he did address some domestic political issues. it was a brief diversion for the president, who is facing one of the biggest foreign policy challenges during his second term, if only he can overcome some major diplomatic hurdles. as the u.s. moved closer to military action, president obama interrupted his deliberation over syria to mark an historic milestone, the 50th anniversary of martin luter king's "i have a dream" speech. the words belonged to the ages. >> unmatched in our time. >> reporter: it was one of the only few public appearances for the president, who has little time to spend away from the white house. any decision to strike syria over the alleged use of chemical weapons is growing more complicated by the day. over at the u.n., syria's ambassador sounded the alarm and accused rebels of launching their own gas attacks. >> we are in a state of war, preparing for the worst scenario. >> accusing russia of blocking u.n.
CNN
Aug 14, 2013 2:00pm PDT
. >>> happening now, an unusually harsh reprimand from newt gingrich, about obama care. >>> plus the gunman and one hostage dead in a louisiana bank. what we are learning from police about the suspect's family and a possibly motive. >>> egypt's bloodiest days since the historic revolution. i'll ask the egyptian ambassador at the top of the hour. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>>ist the law of the land an an increasingly seems to be as troubled as it is controversial. we're talking about obama care implementation of one part of the law has now been delayed by the president, and it's not such a first initial glitch. our white house correspond dan lostian is joining us now in our american solutions segment. dan, what's going on right now with obama care? >> wolf, first of all, it's a very complicated law, as you know, and there are now these delays. what it does is it gives critics more ammunition, more reasons to discredit the law, and to remind americans that the president over-promised. >> when president obama was selling health care reform, part of the pitch included th
CNN
Aug 20, 2013 2:00pm PDT
're also learning that president obama spoke with the vice president over the weekend to extend his best wishes. joining us now to explain this more is our senior medical correspondent elizabeth cohen. elizabeth, first off, what do we know about bo biden's status? >> we really don't know much. we know that he had this recent episode of disorientation and weakness. we know he's being evaluated at md anderson, which is a renowned cancer center. that's all they do. i think it is important, it is significant where he is. he is being evaluated at a cancer center. we don't know what that means, but we do know that that's important. >> now, one of the other things we do know is that he had a mild stroke in 2010. a lot of times if someone is ill, you look back to past afflictions they've had. so we know that about him. obviously he was very young when that happened. could this be something that is related or does it seem unlikely? >> right, i mean, he's only 44 now so he was even younger when he had that stroke. it is possible that it's related. i know we don't usually think of cancer and stroke
CNN
Aug 26, 2013 2:00pm PDT
room." >>> john, thanks very much. happening now, breaking news, the obama administration taking its strongest stance yet against syria. the secretary of state, john kerry, making it clear he has no doubt chemical weapons were used and there must be accountability. also, desperate efforts under way right now to save yosemite national park from an historic wildfire that's already scorched an area the size of chicago. and a rare interview with the oldest justice on the u.s. supreme court. why ruth bader ginsburg said this court is, quote, one of the most activist courts in history. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> indiscriminate slaughter of civilians, the killing of women and children, innocent bystanders by chemical weapons is a moral obscenity. >> jarring words by secretary of state john kerry. the white house says there is very little doubt the syrian regime is responsible for that attack and president obama is now evaluating how the united states plans to respond. it all comes on the same day u.n. inspectors, despite sniper fire, managed to visit one of the ar
CNN
Aug 29, 2013 2:00pm PDT
was gaining momentum, there are now new calls for caution. dozens of u.s. lawmakers want president obama to seek formal authorization from congress before an attack. congressional leaders will be briefed by the administration during the next hour. britain's prime minister is facing parliamentary resistance to a strike in an emergency session of the house of commons. they're meeting right now. and france wants to wait until u.n. inspectors finish their job. let's begin our coverage with our senior white house correspondent jim acosta. jim, have things over there hit a snag? >> wolf, you will not hear that publicly from white house officials who say they remain on what they call a compressed time frame for delivering a response to syria and they say intelligence assessment backing up that action will be delivered to the public as soon as today. in the face of more questions from congress and key u.s. allies, the obama administration says it's determined to send what it calls an unambiguous signal, not just to syrian leader bashar al assad but to the world. >> it's also important for our to
CNN
Aug 1, 2013 2:00pm PDT
's latest insult to obama. let's start with you, fareed. senator graham, and he's going to be joining us in the next hour, lindsey graham, says the u.s. now have a firm response to what the russians did. what do you think? >> i would tend to agree. putin did not need to do this. he seemed quite sensitive to the diplomatic importance of maintaining good relations with the united states. he seems to have decided at the end of the day, as far as can i tell, he's playing to a cheap nationalist pop later in russia. the russians do view snowden as a hero for taking on the big, bad united states. there is a scheduled summit at the end of the g-20 meeting. i think mr. obama should decide he has more pressing engagements at home and for unavoidable reasons not do it. in typical diplomatic fashion he should say it has nothing to do with snowden. >> he was supposed to go to moscow before the day before the start of the g-20 summit for a one-on-one with putin and then go to the g-20. now there's a lot of suggestion he's not going to go to moscow but he will go to the g-20 summit. should he go to the
CNN
Aug 22, 2013 2:00pm PDT
calls today from both the obama administration and the united nations for an immediate investigation to confirm that chemical agents were used. our frederick pleitgen is getting rare insight in syria and joins us with the latest. >> reporter: i haven't had very much time on the ground yet but i am trying to get to the bottom of what happened during the alleged chemical weapons attack. i was able to go to a government-run hospital, a hospital that had taken many of the casualties from that alleged attack. take a look at what we saw. these images continue to shock the world. syrian opposition groups are saying the videos are evidence the assad regime used chemical weapons in a damascus suburb and many around the world are calling for tougher action. here in the streets of government-controlled damascus, many say they don't believe their military resorted to the use of nerve agents. the government would never use chemical weapons, this man tells me, because bashar al assad is part of the country, they've grown up here, they're syrians. i believe if anything was hit, it was the free syri
CNN
Aug 27, 2013 2:00pm PDT
. u.s. forces are said to be ready to go, only awaiting president obama's order. the commander in chief has been consulting with allied leaders by phone and now the white house is offering some clues about what the looming strike will and won't entail. our senior white house correspondent jim acosta has the latest information. what are you hearing over there, jim? >> reporter: white house officials say president obama is already discussing options for syria. he continues to line up support up on capitol hill and overseas for what appears to be an inevitable military strike for crossing that red line on chemical weapons, but white house officials are drawing other lines indicating just how far the president is willing to go. as white house state officials say president obama is making progress to use military force against syria, it was the vice president's turn to present the case for action. >> those who use chemical weapons against defenseless men, women and children should and must be held accountable. >> there must be a response. >> reporter: white house press secretary jay
CNN
Aug 30, 2013 2:00pm PDT
against syria in syria. president obama and secretary of state john kerry presenting the evidence making the case for u.s. military action. horrific new video surfacing showing another -- another attack in syria, this time involving a school and an apparent incendiary device. and my interview this hour with senator rand paul. he questions the goals of a strike on syria and says the president should not act without the support of congress. we want to welcome our viewers in the united states and around the world. i'm wolf blitzer, you're in "the situation room." the united states government today declaring its high confidence that the u.s. did carry the devastating chemical attacks that killed 1,400 people, more than a third of them children. an intelligence estimate says the u.s. was able to track preparations by syrian chemical weapons personnel and the tomb firing of rockets. president obama today insisted he has not made a final decision on how to respond, but he also made it very, very clear the u.s. is preparing for what he describes as a limited military strike, even if the united s
CNN
Aug 16, 2013 2:00pm PDT
constituencies are even worse when president obama won this sweeping electoral college victory in 2012. other republicans look at this map and say look at all this red in america, we kept our majority in the house, we have 30 governorships. some republicans argue it's not because the nominee was too conservative, they argue the nominee made the mistake of moving to the center. that's the debate in the party now. we do know in 2012 we know from the election the reason the president was able to win and win so convincingly, look at this. republicans lost the latino vote by 44 votes in 2012, lost the women vote by 11 points, lost the younger votes by 23 points. now there's new evidence among another key constituency the republicans are suffering. this is from polling from stan greenberg, a democrat but republicans don't dispute the elections. that group now over 65, their favorable opinion of the republicans party is only 28%, down 15 points from just a couple years ago. ask the elderly how are you going to vote in 2014, 46% say they'll vote republican. the republicans in 2010 had a 21-point adva
CNN
Aug 2, 2013 2:00pm PDT
're following breaking news. a new terror threated linked to al qaeda and the obama administration is taking this very seriously. that's coming up. peter king is calling this the most significant threat we have had in many years. plus, an ominous change in russia. it may affect gay athletes heading there for next year's olympics. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in the situation room. we begin with the breaking news. a new terror threat linked to al qaeda. it's being called credible and serious. so serious the state department issued a worldwide travel alert for all u.s. citizens. it is taking the extraordinary precaution of closing 21 embassies and consulates across the middle east and africa. what are you finding out? >> credible and serious, it goes beyond that. u.s. officials telling us this is more, more than the normal stream of chatter they get about potential attacks. they have been following a stream for months now in yemen. in the last few days it grew. it became more mature, in their words. more specificity. that has led to the state department taking the action of shutting down the embas
CNN
Aug 6, 2013 2:00pm PDT
presidential portrait in may last year, he seemed healthy and happy as president obama jokingly saluted the fitness-minded white house mr. bush left behind. >> plus, you also have left me a really good tv sports package. >> reporter: yet at his physical this week in dallas, doctors found a blockage in an artery and today inserted a stent, a small, balloon-like device inserted into the narrow passage and expanded to push the blockage aside, leaving a mesh tube to keep the artery clear. presidents have main it and some sort of moderate fitness, during and after their term. clinton ran, too. president obama plays basketball and just a few years back, the first president bush jumped from an airplane. to put it simply, this is what we've come to expect from our modern chief executives and with a little bit of luck after this procedure, if everything goes right, the former president bush will be back to his active lifestyle. >> let's go a little bit more information from dr. jonathan reiner, a cardiologist with the george washington university medical facility and with his long-time patient,
CNN
Aug 12, 2013 2:00pm PDT
, this is obama presidency, second term legacy building. this is a chance for the attorney general, eric holder, who is probably leaving office in the next few months and for the president to do something i think they want to be remembered for. this is something the president and the attorney general apparently have been talking about for several years. so you see i think an effort here on the part of the attorney general eric holder to leave office perhaps with something other than fast and furious to be remembered by. >> it's a huge deal. i was a little surprised that eric holder made the announcement instead of the president of the united states. you've covered the justice department and you're new to cnn, you use to work at the wall street journal. were you a little surprised the president let eric holder do this as opposed to the president making the announcement? >> i think it's one of those things that the president of the white house wanted to make sure the attorney general gets some kind of press conference, something he can be remembered for other than. so scandals. >> excellent point
CNN
Aug 13, 2013 2:00pm PDT
mayor, who is well on his way to become the first elected african-american senator since barack obama may not want to put his campaign in cruise control just yet. it looks like the curtain is opening for the next act in the rise of cory booker. as the heavy democratic favorite on primary day in the race for new jersey senator, booker stayed on message. >> the great thing about this election that really has me encouraged is i really want to be a different type of senator. >> reporter: much in the wave bo -- way booker has been a different kind of mayor of newark, for example, shoveling snow for his constituents. or running to the rescue of a woman trapped inside her burning home. much of it chronicled to the more than 1 million followers on booker's twitter page. it's no wonder his campaign is snowballing, with endorsements from celebrities like eva longoria, fund-raisers from oprah winfrey. after his speech of the democratic convention -- >> this is our american mission. these are the dreams of our mothers and fathers. >> reporter: many wonder if he'll follow in the foot steps of anot
CNN
Aug 8, 2013 2:00pm PDT
. >> thank you. >> the white house defending president obama's decision to cancel the summit with russia's vladimir putin but other high-level talks are about to go ahead as planned. jim acosta is at the white house. what's going on, jim? >> reporter: that's right. these meetings will go on between john kerry and chuck hagel and their russian counterparts. those meetings are going to go forward, despite the president's decision to cancel his meeting with vladimir putin. the president will likely still meet with him at the upcoming g-20 summit. the two are expected to have some sort of pull-aside meeting during that summit. carney went on to say that relations between the u.s. and russia have gotten worse because of vladimir putin. as for nsa leaker edward snowden, carney said the u.s. does want snowden back but it's not the highest priority of this administration. here's what karn he had to say. >> we had a lot of fish to fry, if you will, with the russians. we have a lot of issues to engage with the russians over. there and is two plus two ministerial meeting tomorrow here in washington
CNN
Aug 5, 2013 2:00pm PDT
will be watching the game tonight. ben reiter from "sports illustrated." >>> still ahead, obama once declared that the u.s. had al qaeda on the run. does he regret those words right now? t the ball rolling. coca-cola is partnering with nashville parent and charlotte parent magazines, along with the mayors of those cities, in the fit family challenge. a community wide program that offers free classes that inspire families to get out, enjoy moving together, and even track their activity online. it's part of our goal to inspire more than three million people to rediscover the joy of being active this summer. see the difference all of us can make... together. trust your instincts to make the call. to treat my low testosterone, my doctor and i went with axiron, the only underarm low t treatment. axiron can restore t levels to normal in about 2 weeks in most men. axiron is not for use in women or anyone younger than 18 or men with prostate or breast cancer. women, especially those who are or who may become pregnant and children should avoid contact where axiron is applied as unexpected signs of pub
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